Parenting is hard. Kids can be difficult. Here we focus on being the best parents we can be in our homes. I like to offer a dose of reality, the good, bad and ugly of parenting.  There is no judgment, parent-shaming or mom-bashing here. You will only find ways to better yourself, your family and grow together. Self-care, nurturing, advice, inspiration, and humor – very sarcastic humor!

Choosing your power word for the year. #oneword2018

Choosing a One Word Resolution for The New Year

It’s resolution time. The time of year has come for people to scramble to change themselves by making a verbal commitment to change that they struggle to uphold. What if One Word, one simple powerful word is all you needed to guide you through the new year? This is the one-word resolution that can’t be broken. You can’t break

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talking with your kids about sex, puberty, bullying and relationships

Having The Talks With Your Kids – Bullying, Sex, Puberty & Relationships

Having “The Talk” with your kids can be awkward.  Sex, puberty, bullying, masturbation, relationships – these are sensitive topics that most kids and parents squirm away from. There are ways to make it simpler for parents to tackle the challenges presented when having The Talks.    Not Just One Talk, A Lifetime Of Talks.   My kids are young,

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Transitioning your toddler to a big bed - nectar mattress

Transitioning Your Toddler into a Big Bed

*This post is sponsored by NECTAR – all opinions and content are my own* Lately, we have been asking about the right time to begin transitioning your toddler to a big bed. Both the youngest kiddos were occupying cribs converted into toddler beds until there was a wild, Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed incident and we had no

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Sending Long Distance Love with Gourmet Gift Baskets

Easter is fast approaching, so quickly in fact that if you wait any longer you’ll be getting your chocolate bunnies for 50% off!  Our Easter tradition always includes a bright basket stuffed to the brim with sugary goodness. One for everyone. Gourmet Gift Baskets shipped me a gorgeous basket full of goodies in exchange for this post. All

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